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of this debate tonight focused on the recent attack on lib i can't and the death of chris stevens. channel 12. >> debate watchers are weighing in on two candidates performances tonight. live with the democratic reaction to tonight's debate? >>> frank, about 100 people were here to watch the debate tonight. there was quite a bit of applause for the president. it is a room full of democrats. they did seem to appreciate more of the tow to tow exchanges between the former governor romney. some high fives on one of the occasions when president obama accused romney of not telling the truth of his plan. let's talk to some of the people here who were watching the debate. shelly, you are running for a supervisor. you are a democratic candidate. what are your thoughts. >> it was great to see the president come out and really talk about his policies and what he has done and what he has been successful in over the last four years. for me as a local candidate, i'm really excited to hear him continuing to talk about healthcare reform and how it will affect us here locally. >> do you feel he was more combat
at the ceremony taking place right now in city hall. stevens death and the investigation into what happened is expected to come up in tonight's presidential debate. for now friends, family and strangers are gathered here at city hall to celebrate his life and his achievements. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today's service began with a tribute video to ambassador stevens. the video features chris stevens introducing himself as the ambassador to libya. it mentioned his accomplishments in the middle east. chris also expresses his accomplishments in libya. >>> there are a lot of things you can say about chris stevens one of them is he always seemed to be smiling. rita williams got to know his parents and today they shared stories about their son. including why his family called him ambassador years before he became a real ambassador. >> reporter: as chris stevens parents told me a few weeks ago they wanted to be sure that today this is a celebration of their son's life not how he died. >> that's chris as a brand new baby. >> reporter: his proud mothe
>> pelley: tonight, the elley:ador's s.o.s. document after document shows chris stevens asked the state department for more security before he was killed in libya. sharyl attkisson has the story. as the campaign grows shorter, the attacks grow sharper. the president accuses mitt romney of forgetting his own positions. >> i think it's called romnesia. (laughter) >> pelley: the romney campaign calls the remark "unpresidential ." reports from nancy cordes and jan crawford. she's not only brave, she's tough. the teenager shot by the taliban comes out of her coma. charlie d'agata is at the hospital. and "on the road." steve hartman joins the hunt for a primate. he's little but he's at large. >> i realize he's made a monkey out of me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. ee pelley: good evening. in the weeks before his death, u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent the state department several requests for increased encurity for diplomats in libya. stevens and three other beericans were killed this past september 11 in a terrorist attack on the u.
francisco city hall to honor the ambassador who was killed there. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley and ucsf hastings school of law. john alston shows us the outpouring of praise tonight. >> reporter: the memorial began with a video narrated by christopher stevens himself. >> now i am excited to return to libya to return the great work we have started. it is building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you, the libyan people a you chief your goals. the libyan people to achieve their goals. >> his brother talked about the last time they said goodbye several months ago. >> now that it is time to say goodbye, i don't see any reason to deviate from that custom. so my big brother, my best friend, i will see you next time. >> on september 11th, stevens was killed during a terrorist raid on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. three other americans also died. among the speakers was the libyan ambassador to the u.s. who said stevens stood with the libyan people during their revolution against qaddafi. >> we are sorry we cannot pro
francisco's city hall for christopher stevens. he was the u.s. ambassador to libya killed with three other americans in that terror attack last month on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens was 52 and leaves a wife and two children. bill whitaker is covering. ambassador stevens was remembered today by diplomats and dignitaries, politicians and friends, they gathered to commemorate him in the grand rotunda of san francisco city hall. >> our city will always remember ambassador stevens as a hero who served all americans. >> u.n. diplomat and visiting, c berkeley professor bartu worked closely with him through the libyan civil war and remembers him as a best friend and as a competent miss player. >> he would wear you down. >> always with pa smile on his face, that's how he did his diplomacy. >> and that is what made stevens a stabilizing force in and unsettled part of the world. >> so he wasn't the type of diplomat who stayed behind diplomatic walls. he got out among the people. >> that is true. he was very widely regarded. his family is being overwhelmed with expressions of condolence. >>
their respects to slain ambassador chris stevens. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 17, 2012. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. the second presidential debate of campaign 2012 turned out to be a contentious political prize fight. after his passive performance in the first meeting, a clearly fired up president obama pressed the attack against mitt romney. but romney did not back down and the sparks flew. the candidates argued about everything from the economy to foreign affairs as the president worked to make up ground lost following their first meeting. randall pinkston is at the de/* debate site. >> reporter: the "new york times" headline this morning basically sums up what happened last night, rivals bring bare fists to rematch. from beginning to end the candidates clashed on almost everything and somehow managed to answer a few questions from the town hall audience. president obama and mitt romney wasted little time going after each other in the second debate. >> there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question and how much -- >> you w
service tonight at san francisco's city hall for christopher stevens. he was the u.s. ambassador to libya killed with three other americans in that terror attack last month on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens was 52 and leaves a wife and two children. bill whitaker is covering. >> reporter: u.n. diplomat and visiting u.c. berkeley professor peter bartu worked closely with christopher stevens through the libyan civil war. he remembers see the srebs as a best friend and a consummate tennis player. what kind of a tennis player was he? >> well, he was too competitive for my liking. he'd wear you down. always with a smile on his face. that's how he did his diplomacy. >> reporter: that, bartu says, is what made chris stevens a stabilizing force in an unsettled part of the world. >> people were candid with him and he was candid back. >> reporter: so he wasn't the type of diplomat who stayed behind diplomatic walls. he got out among the people? >> that's true. he was very widely regarded. i think the fayly's been overwhelmed with expressions of condolence. >> reporter: condolences from the
'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> hundreds filled san francisco city hall today to honor chris stevens. the bay area native was one of four americans killed in last month's terror attack in libya. rine da ye on his friends and families final good-byes. >> family and friends, diplomats, and a senator, they join together to celebrate the life of chris stevens. his younger sister remembered how she was the target of his pranks. >> i saw the magic through his eyes. >> steven's death last month has become a political issue in the presidential race and an embarrassment for the libyan government. >> i'm sorry. we sent you one of our best diplomats, but not be able to protect you. >> he was interested in the lives of the libyan people. thomas pickerring recalled a story before stevens became ambassador. >> he was being trailed by the security men who are obviously very spitted tay other tourists. he reached over to one of the men, stole his cameras of the men that were following him. they were so dumbfounded that they had to loof. after a quick conversation, chris continues them to stand down. >> the
stevens who was killed last month in libya. john alston shows the outpouring of praise. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the memorial began with a video narrated by ambassador stevens himself. >> i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started. building a solid prime minister between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people people libyan beam. >> reporter: the service attracted political dignataries and stevens' immediate family. his brother talked about the last time they said good-bye several months ago. >> now that it is time to say good-bye i don't see any reason to deviate from that custom so my big brother, my best friend, i'll see you next time. >> reporter: september 11th, stevens was killed in libya, three other americans also died among the speakers was the libyan ambassador to the u.s. who said stevens stood with the libyan people during their revolution against qadhafi. >> we are again sorry we could not protect this professional diplomat who came to help news a critical time. >> reporter: the family has established a fund to promote improved relatio
stevens. yhe military security officer will tell his story to congress on wednesday but tonight he sits own with sharyl attkisson. with orter: army green beret lieutenant colonel andrew wood first set foot in libya last webruary to lead an elite 16-man counterterrorism team. from the moment he arrived he says he saw chaos. chaoooting incidents that occurred, many instances involving the local security sard force we were training. constantly there was battles going on between militias, criminal activity and that became increasing danger as time went on as well. >> reporter: wood met daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. that's stevens on the right and s on thewood on the left at a eft aial day service in tripoli. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just eimself but the entire staff shere. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes. it began just shortly after i ly aftd. there was pressure to reduce the rember of security people
are coming together to remember the life of bay area native chris stevens. he was the ambassador who was killed in that attack. we have been streaming this memorial service on our website since it began at 4:30. this is a live look now inside san francisco's city hall. jodi hernandez is also there, outside of city hall. i know you spent time with steven's parents. they must be so proud today, but also proud of his accomplishments. >> they certainly are. the memorial is taking place inside city hall. stevens' sisters and his brother are sharing memories of their childhood, growing up with christopher stevens. his sister remembered him as clever and witty, someone who is always dedicated to his family. she esaid no matter where he travelled in the world, he would always come home. tonight his friends and family must say goodbye. >> his commitment in being the ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a huge, huge high calling for him. >> i know we have lost a hero, but we need to celebrate that life. >> reporter: and that's the aim of this afternoon's memorial serv
stevens. >> it took the president 14 days. >> get the transcript. >> he did in fact, sir. let me call it. >> can you say it a little louder? >> reporter: the finger pointing continued over the economy. >> governor romney doesn't have a five point plan. he has a one-point plan. that is to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> i look at what's happened in the last four years and say this has been a disappointment. we can do better than this. we don't have to settle for how many months, 43 months with unemployment over 8%. >> reporter: both traded barbs. >> i want to get america's economy going again. 54% of america's workers work in businesses that are taxed as individuals. >> reporter: we -- >> we haven't heard from the governor any specifics -- >> reporter: the president was often ready with a counter punch. >> i'll crack down on china. >> you're the last person who's going to get tough on china. >> reporter: both seemed to do enough for many of their supporters to claim victory. >> thank you. from eric we turn to jana katsuyama. >> reporter: this was not a part
ambassador chris stevens. >> it took the president 14 days. >> get the transcript. >> he did in fact, sir. let me call it. >> can you say it a little louder? >> reporter: the finger pointing continued over the economy. >> governor romney doesn't have a five point plan. he has a one-point plan. that is to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> i look at what's happened in the last four years and say this has been a disappointment. we can do better than this. we don't have to settle for how many months, 43 months with unemployment over 8%. >> reporter: both traded barbs. >> i want to get america's economy going again. 54% of america's workers work in businesses that are taxed as individuals. >> reporter: we -- >> we haven't heard from the governor any specifics -- >> reporter: the president was often ready with a counter punch. >> i'll crack down on china. >> you're the last person who's going to get tough on china. >> reporter: both seemed to do enough for many of their supporters to claim victory. >> thank you. from eric we turn to jana katsuyama. >> reporter: thi
ambassador chris stevens was in fact worried about security threats in the weeks before he and three others were killed on 9/11 of this year. we're live in banghazi, libya. greg, you delivered such a moving story last night in our special report about banghazi. tell us what's happening on the ground now there, please. >> yeah, thanks. it's been about 5 1/2 weeks on the attack in the u.s. mission which left ambassador stevens and three other americans dead. it's still a horrible place to see, and there's still more answers to be found out. we spent a good deal of time there in the past couple of days. the main residence is a burned-out shell. you can till smell the smoke from the diesel fuel fire set by the mob. you can still see the signs of desperation, blood spattered in a bathroom, handprints on a wall, the place ransacked. as to the answers to the remaining questions, a few possibilities. one eyewitness tells us that a mob marched to the compound the night of the attack, chanting bloodthirsty slogans before they attacked. that could be an explanation why we're hearing from other people
in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens. clinton is taking the fall for the attack saying she, not the white spe sible for the embassy consulate security abroad. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> during last week's vice presidential debate joe biden said the white house was in the aware of requests to increase security at the consulate in benghazi. three other americans along with stevens were also kid. meanwhile stevens will be remembered today at a public memorial right here in san francisco. stevens grew up in the bay area, graduated from cal. senator dianne feinstein as well as libya's ambassador to the united states will attend the service that starts vingire through a restaurant supply store in san carlos overnight. it broke out just after midnight. firefighters battled flames for two hours on washington street. crews did manage to stop from the spreading to nearby buildings. no one was hurt. >>> in s
native chris stevens is underway. highway and three other americans were killed in the september 11th assault in libya. with three weeks to go before the election, secretary of state hillary clinton is taking personal responsibility for the attack. republicans have blamed the white house for not doing enough to secure the come pound, but clinton says when it comes to protecting u.s. diplomats oversea, the buck stops with her. >> i know there's been a lot of attention paid to who said what when. but what happened is more important, we were attacked. everybody in the administration has tried to say what we knew at the time with the caveat that we would learn more. and that's what happened. >> three separate investigations are underway to determine who knew what and when. >>> now back out live to san francisco city hall where mourners are remembering fallen ambassador chris stevens tonight. we are there now. >> reporter: a memorial for the ambassador started at 4:30, at san francisco city hall. it was filled an hour before that. that holds 700 people. they opened up one of the courthou
. surae chinn talked with the stevens family today. >> it was a little scatter. >> reporter: a driver stopped to tell the stevens their yard sign was on fire. >> monday morning there was a knock at the door. >> reporter: that set off libby stevens' two dogs. >> there was a huge fireball in my front yard. >> reporter: the stevens are romney supporters. before it all went up in smoke she took a few snapshots of what was left of their 4 by 8- foot romney sign in their front yard. >> it is very disheartening and sad that somebody would choose to do this. shame on them. >> reporter: this is a friendlyeesburg street where neighbors have differing views both democratic and republican signs put up. sure, a few signs have been stolen here or there, but never have they heard of one burning down. >> everybody in our neighborhood is very peaceful and it's shocking that we would go to that length to, you know, make this a really negative political environment. >> we should be able to do this without threat to each other. >> reporter: stevens said she's had smaller romney signs stolen in the pa
, there was a terror attack in libya on tv. thousands gathered to remember one of the victims ambassador chris stevens. >> blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of god. >> the 52-year-old bay area native died along with three other americans on september 11th as you heard during a terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. world dignitaries were there. mayor ed lee was the first to speak praising steven's life. his sister, ann, said her brother set the standard for their family very high. >> chris was my most important mentor. and he showed me how. so it's not important who your mother is, it's not just important who your father is, but it's very important who your big brother is. and we had the very best. the world needs a lot more big brothers like chris stevens. >> stevens graduated from piedmon high school and u uc berkley. stevens became the ambassador toe libya back in may. >> new details on a multimillion doll accident on the bay. the 72 foot yacht capsized and late tonight, parts of that battered boat are arriving back on dry land. the crew tossed into the
bay area relatives of ambassador chris stevens announced a special memorial service for the u.s. diplomat killed in libya last month. the ceremony will take place at san francisco's city hall october 16th. steven's family has invited a list of dignitaries, including george schultz and senator dianne feinstein. stevens grew up in the bay area attending piedmont high. after, he went on to uc berkeley and uc hastings in san francisco for law school. the public is being invited to the service but you should know the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was just 52 years old. >>> it was one thing when burglars took their jewelry. when they took the family puppy, a san jose city councilman stepped in. burglars first broke into melissa's home last summer. on monday her south san jose home was burglarized again. this time, though, the bad guys took her 10-year-old daughter's brand new puppy. the little yorkie mix. tonight the little girl has a message for those dog knappers. >> if you bring it back, that would mean the world to me. and i would be willing to give anyt
stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack in benghazi last month. today elizabeth palmer made it inside the room where the ambassador died. >> reporter: the u.s. compound in benghazi now sits empty and abandoned. if the men who attacked these buildings on september 11 used heavy weapons, there are few signs of it. but over every window there's evidence of the billowing smoke that killed two americans, including ambassador chris stevens. inside post-it notes cling to the blackened wall, left behind by f.b.i. investigators who finally made it to this crime scene for a single day last week. cell phone video from the night of the attack shows the fire burning as looters swarmed over the compound. now a blanket of soot covers the ruins. but investigators will have been looking closely for evidence to show who set the blaze. this heavy steel security gate seals the sleeping quarters behind me off from the rest of the consulate building. it's double-locked from the inside, probably by the people who took refuge in here that night. among them, ambassador chris stevens. the space
.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington. what are we expecting to come out of this hearing, or what are we expecting to happen during the hearing, kat catherine. >> reporter: we have the statement for the records of the four witnesses, they are the chief points of contact the decision makers if you will for security in benghazi. whether it was diplomatic or military security. we are waiting for the hearing to begin led by congressmen chaffetz and ice satisfactory. 230 security-related incidents in libya in the year up to the attack and a short time ago chairman issa was not ruling out calling secretary of state hillary clinton to explain what happened but today begins with the whistle-blowers. >> you never take it off the table but it could go sideways, it could go to the white house, to the fbi, there are a lot of places that people and places that had to fail in order for this terrible tragedy to occur. >> reporter: what we're expecting today is a lot of attention on an email that was written by a senior mem
in alameda, allie rasmous, account news. >>> a rally for scheduled at city hall this afternoon for stevens. he was one of four americans killed during the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens glue up in the bay area, graduated from piedmont high school. the memorial is scheduled to begin at 4:30 in the city hall rotunda but the setup is already underway. this is from this morning. team coverage is today on account channel 2 news at 5:00. we'll also stream it live on ktvu.com. again the public is invited. >>> meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the obama administration has been criticized for reportedly denying requests for increased security at the consulate prior to the attack. secretary clinton says she has appointed an independent panel to investigate the attack on the conse. >>> san francisco giants heading to the midwest now. bound for st. louis where they will play game three of the national league championship series tomorrow. new at noon, kristen is live at sfo where the g
was looking down a bit. adley stevens felt it was not proper to run the ads. >> eisenhower won by a landslide. and then stevens was running in his own television ads. >> jennifer: those were the days. now i'm joined again by charlie pierce and karl frisch. karl i want to read you this about campaign tv ads. do you agree? >> yes. [ laughter ] >> i think anybody who has ever been a part of making television commercials can tell you that. and it's particularly true when budgets of money is being spent. let's say you are running for congress. it's great to have millions of dollars, and have millions of dollars spent on your behalf but at a certain point, all of the ads in the world can't get you elected. you can look at examples all over the country of wealthy people who have poured tens of millions of dollars in their own candidacy, and gone on to lose. >> jennifer: and charlie, 2 billion or whatever the number % is now that is being spent on these ads. they were saying in ohio there have been so many ads that have been run that you could watch straight 24 hou
scene for a political supporter in leesburg. libbey steven's dogs woke her up at about 2:00 in the morning. she called police and said she believes somebody set the fire intentionally. >> it's one thing to spray paint a sign or slash it or steal it. it's another to set it on fire. that's wrong. >> the romney campaign office went out today to replace the burn sign. steven's neighbor, state senator and a democrat, stopped by this afternoon to offer steven's support. >> up next, new pictures from the scene of a deadly shark attack in southern california. >> d.c. making millions of dollars from the speed chemist. tonight, we'll tell you about the one spot that's notorious for generating tickets. >> and getting in the high school wean spirit, s. >>> somewhere out there tonight are two pit bulls that attacked a woman in northeast washington. it is the second attack on a person in that area in the last month. the woman was cornered by the pit bulls while walking her dogs near 15th and "d" street yesterday. a business owner helped chase the dogs away. just two weeks ago, just a f
to chris stevens. the state department announced topin -- top diplomat lawrence pope will take the position, a 31 year foreign officer, speaks arabic and retired in 2,000. he will stay in the position until a permanent position is found. three other americans and stevens died in that ambush. >>> u.s. officials are condemning the shooting of a 49- year-old pakistani -- 14-year- old pakistani girl shot twit by taliban militants this week. they're outraged over the attack. it happened on tuesday as act have visto activists milala usee was on the way home from school. the unknown gunman asked for her by name and shot her in the head and neck. an advocate for girls education, writes a blog for the bbc under the life, the tale ban. >>> all eyes are on the nationals. not literally, but we're watching as they get closer to the world series. and here's more from outside of baltimore park. >> and this is's must win to stay alive k. they force it tonight? this is underway going into the bottom of the 7th and tied at one. the fans here have gotten up plenty of times and the stolo run off of the bat of
of christopher stevens develop in a major scandal for president obama? evidence is mounting that the white house was not forth coming about the murder. we will have the inside story. >> your polling agency is convinced that florida, north carolina and virginia are going to go for romney? >> that's right. >> bill: major polling agency pulling out of some key swing states, saying president obama is certain to lose there. does karl rove believe that? he will be here. >> that line were crossed by iran and they were very close, you wouldn't oppose military action to stop their nuclear program? >> i wouldn't oppose military action. but the question is where the line is. >> bill: ben affleck has a new movie about iran causing controversy. he will visit as well. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. will libya become a major scandal fort obama administration? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today a house committee held hearings on the giant screwup that occurred immediately after our ambassador to libya
and the vehicle mountain weapons. these were the weapons used to kill stevens and three other americans on 9/11. >> the fall of gaddafi after four decades of authoritarian rule led to disbursal of tens of thousands of small and heavy weapons and lawlessness. al-qaeda affiliated group, including al-qaeda in the aqim and other extremist groups are likely to take advantage of the ongoing political turmoil in libya. he added the u.s. government remained concern such individuals and groups may use libya as platform from which to conduct attacks in the region. >> there are two aspects to look at. one leading up to the attack. or a cover up or gross incompetence following it. >> state department spokesman told me the secretary of state will fully address these matters only after the department interim review board has submitted its findings on benghazi. congressman cummings of maryland lashed out at chairman issa accusing issa of promoting the most negative and distorted view. >> bret: joinbe me later tonight for a special investigation, death and deceit in benghazi. you can see it at 10:00 p.m. ea
stevens sent repeated cable to washington about security fears, even on september 1-11, the day he and three others were killed. why did the white house wait so long? what impact will the new documents have in the final debate? >> they're going to impact the final result. certainly it will be part of the final debate. look, now -- the president wants to play semantics on this, whether you put a word here or word there. fundamentally the mistake this administration made was trying to pretend and tell the world that terrorism was quelled in north africa and across the dangerous spots of the world. it's rampant and reared its ugly head and the administration is trying to hide that. when poor embassador stevens sent cables saying it's real, it's here, they shoved him under the table. shame on the president and shame on the state department. >> can we expect mitt romney to be aggressive about the benghazi it attack and ask about the video? >> i don't know what he's going to ask him but i will say he was kind of shocked when the president lied about having referred to the attack at a rea
to the 9/11 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this is just over four hours. >> the committee will come to order. would you please take your seats? perhaps most appropriately today and the oversight committee mission statement reads "we exist to secure two fundamental principles. first, that americans have a right to know that the money washington takes from them is well spent. second, americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. our duty on the oversight and government reform committee is to protect these rights. solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers, because taxpayers have a right to know what they get from their government. so it's our job to work tirelessly in partnership with citizen watchdogs, delivered the facts to the american people, and bring genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy." this is the mission of the government oversight and reform committee. on september 11, 2012, careful you are brave americans serving their country were murdered by terr
daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just himself, but the entire staff there. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes. and it began just shortly after i arrived. there was pressure to reduce the number of security people there. >> reporter: pressure from where? >> higher headquarters at state department. >> reporter: over six months leading up to the attack on ambassador stevens, woods says the security situation in libya deteriorated. there were 13 threats or attacks in tripoli and benghazi. wood says ambassador stevens and his staff made the case for tightened security in e-mails and diplomatic cables, but one by one, lost three state department security teams, their only airplane and eventually woods' squad, too. did ambassador stevens or the regional security officer fight losing another team? >> yes. >> reporter: do you feel like there was a disconnect between what you saw on the
efforts to rescue chris stevens from a safe-haven inside the building. elizabeth palmer in libya filed this report from inside the benghazi consulate. >> reporter: the u.s. compound in benghazi now sits empty and abandoned. if the men who attacked these buildings on september 11th used heavy weapons there's few signs. over every window there's evidence of the billowing smoke that killed four americans. inside post-it notes cling to the blackened wall left behind by fbi investigators who finally made it to this crime seen for a single day last week. cell phone video from the night of the attack shows the fire burning as looters swarmed over the compound. now a blanket of soot covers the ruins but investigators will be looking closely for evidence to show who set the blaze. this heavy sealed security gate seals the sleeping quarters behind me off from the rest of the consulate building. it's double locked from the inside. probably by the people who took refuge in here that night. among them ambassador chris stevens. the space includes the ambassador's own bedroom. it was set up to be a s
and that night four americans lost their lives, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. tonight, new revelations about the terrorists, the ferocity of their attack and new questions about whether life-saving security was denied. abc's jake tapper has details. >> reporter: that horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials in libya today condemning their superiors for denying their requests for more security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was, "you're asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at the u.s. embassy in libya, today recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for more security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and repu
. stay there. we'll be back to you a little later. >>> steven moore san editorial writer for the wall street journal. steven, i want to talk about the real stuff here, the real meat of this jobs report. before we do that, i think christine's point is very valid, and that is that there is a really reasonable and strong argument for smaller, more effective government in the united states, but these kind of conspiracy theories do nothing to help anybody's cause. >> i don't think there was a conspiracy behind these numbers at all. it's misty fiing, we're a little confused, ali, why there was such a big leap in one of the jobs surveys and a modest gain in the other. a lot of economists like myself are scratching our heads trying to peer at these numbers a little closer and figure it out, but i do not believe there was a conspiracy. >> but if you don't believe there was a conspiracy, take your best shot. it's not a number that barack obama can really crow about. i have been saying for a very long time for most people, kind of ignore the unemployment rate because it does kind of move around
. >>> hundreds gathered under the city hall rotunda in san francisco to remember ambassador chris stevens. stevens was killed last month in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. among those at yesterday's memorial service were mayor ed lee and senator dianne feinstein. the libyan ambassador to the u.s. expressed his government's regret. >> we're very sorry. you send us one of your best diplomats, but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> friends said stevens was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyan people. during his service, his younger sister ann said his optimism inspired her to learn about the middle east. chris stevens was a graduate of piedmont high school and uc- berkeley. >>> 5:07. overnight sections of america's cup catamaran were towed back to shore. the 72-foot boat flipped over drifted out through the golden gate and broke into pieces. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran over at pier 80 headquarters of team oracle with more. cate. >> reporter: frank, oracle team usa says this is a big setback for them and it appears that their b
ambassador stevens and three other americans last month. that is the task of the white house. >> september 11th 2012. an american ambassador murdered and three other americans killed. and a security request submitted four months earlier, denied after two bombings and fears of being killed expressed by ambassador stevens. and they had no intelligence requiring increased security. then the attack. obama and his administration with evidence piling up on barack obama. within hours of the attacks obama officials received numerous intelligence reports indicating the attacks were organized and al qaeda was involved. given occasions intercepted between al qaeda and libyan militants bragging about the attack. every sign pointed to terrorism. but for two long weeks obama and his team blamed a video. why? for political reasons. it was in obama's interests to not portray attacks as terrorism on the anniversary of the september 11th. intelligence was there. clear signs of terrorists but politics came forth. the evidence is mounting and more questions arise what. did this president know? and when? >> what
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